Referees Nick Waldron and Sarah Jones retire from international duty

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Experienced New Zealand referees Nick Waldron and Sarah Jones have retired as match officials on FIFA’s international list.

Main photo: Nick Waldron … stepping down from international games. Photo: Dave Mackay / Phototek.

Assistant referee Sarah Jones on duty for an U-20 women’s international between New Zealand and Australia in 2022. Photo: Shane Wenzlick / Phototek.

Their retirements were included in an announcement by NZ Football confirming the list of officials who will represent Aotearoa New Zealand internationally in 2024.

They are:


Calvin Berg, Matthew Conger, Campbell-Kirk Kawana-Waugh and Anna Marie Keighley.

Assistant referees

Edward Cook, Mark Rule, Gareth Sheehan and Isaac Trevis.

Futsal referees

Benjamin Norman, Antony Riley and Christopher Sinclair.

NZ Football’s referee development manager Lindsey Robinson said:

“It is great to see Aotearoa New Zealand again well represented with 11 Kiwis officiating on the international stage.

“From the FIFA Women’s World Cup to the FIFA Club World Cup, New Zealand officials were present at numerous FIFA tournaments in 2023, and it is exciting to see that set to continue this year.

“I also want to celebrate Nick Waldron and Sarah Jones who have both done an excellent job representing the country and congratulate them on their international retirement.”

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